February 15th 2012 Issue

Bunch rot, a different beast

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Michelle Moyer reminds growers who had powdery mildew problems last year to prepare for disease carryover this year.

New fungicides benefit from lessons of Benlate

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Fruit growers will have new fungicides this year to help manage diseases as diverse as leaf spot in cherries,

Last Bite–The Empire State apple

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Empire was developed in an effort to combine the sweetness of McIntosh with the flavor of Red Delicious.

Strategies for controlling bacterial spot

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The O’Henry peach variety is a poster child, highly susceptible to bacterial spot. Symptoms include fruit spots, leaf

Good Stuff

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Tote bagger Graybill Machines, Inc., of Lititz, Pennsylvania, which specializes in designing and

Growers fear loss of antibiotics

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The shape of organic apple production in the future could well hinge on decisions made in the next few

In The Box

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What’s the appeal? Dear Good Fruit Grower: I’d like to respond to the recent articles “What’s the

A flair for selling fruit

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Left: Sidney Kuhn, 32, owns the direct marketing arm of Kuhn Orchards. Right: David Wenk and uncle

Dealing with carbon dioxide sensitivity

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Left: In carbon dioxide-sensitive apple varieties, like these Golden Delicious, fruit harvested early tends to have peel injuries.

New generation finds marketing niche

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Sidney, left, her father David, and Katy Lesser Clowney sort apples that have come back from the market

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